Outside the curtain wall of his 12th century castle, Bishop Roger of Salisbury built a Norman church, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene. This building was for the use of his tenants and retainers who, drawn into a close colony outside the Castle walls, formed what was to become some hundred years later the Borough of Castleton.
Christ Church is a grade II* listed church, built in 1851 to a design by George Gilbert Scott. Christ Church is built in the style of the late 13th century and complete with chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays with aisles, transepts and a western tower with broach spire.
The church of St Mary the Virgin lies at the centre of an ancient parish within an Anglo-Saxon royal estate and on the site of a late Anglo-Saxon minster from 950 or earlier. For almost a thousand years St Marys has played its part at the centre of the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire, and today it continues to be a vibrant influence within the local community as well as a beautiful centrepiece to the village.
St Mary's church, Witney, is a magnificent building set in beautiful and historic surroundings and rising majestically above the centre of the town.
The monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe was founded in the 13th century as a secular priory, it only became a monastery in 1389, a status it retained until 1835. Since 1993, the monastery has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery mixes many different styles from Mudéjar Gothic to Baroque.
Built of local ironstone, St Mary's dates almost entirely from the 14th century, with the nave and chancel from the beginning of the century and the tower and spire from about 50 years later. The result is a very pleasing and harmonious whole.
St Botolph's was born at the beginning of the 7th century of noble Ango Saxon parentage. After becoming a monk in France he built a monastery in Suffolk. He has been honoured as the Patron Saint of travellers and the 60 or so churches bearing his dedication are all near roads or rivers which provided transport. Slapton is on the River Tove, small at this point but thought by historians to have been less silted up and navigable in Medieval times.
St Mary & All Saints is one of the finest structures in Northamptonshire. It has much to offer visitors with it's royal connections. The church with its distinctive octagonal lantern tower stands between the River Nene and the Willow Brook and looks out across idyllic countryside. Mary Queen of Scots was executed at nearby Fotheringhay Castle. Richard III was born in Fotheringhay.
The creation of this outstanding late Victorian Gothic church was made possible by its patron the local brewer Pickering Phipps, the local architect Matthew Henry Holding and its first incumbent the Revd JR Hussey. It went up remarkably quickly between 1893-5 and with its fine tower topped by a steeple remains a significant land mark in this part of the town.
The most outstanding Norman church